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  1. An understanding of the diet of young children from infancy to early childhood in China is limited. The objective of this study is to evaluate nutrient intakes of young children from urban areas in China.

    Authors: Cheng Chen, Liya Denney, Yingdong Zheng, Gerard Vinyes-Pares, Kathleen Reidy, Huan Wang, Peiyu Wang and Yumei Zhang

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2015 1:23

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Myfood24 is a new online 24 h dietary assessment tool developed for use among the UK population. Limited information is available on the usability and acceptability of such tools. Hence this study aims to dete...

    Authors: Salwa A. Albar, Michelle C. Carter, Nisreen A. Alwan, Charlotte E. L. Evans and Janet E. Cade

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2015 1:29

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  3. Previous studies showed that a probiotic-rich diet may improve the plasma lipid profile and lower the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). In a randomized controlled study we tested the possibility for regula...

    Authors: Marika Mikelsaar, Epp Sepp, Jelena Štšepetova, Pirje Hütt, Kersti Zilmer, Tiiu Kullisaar and Mihkel Zilmer

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2015 1:27

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  4. Food insecurity and poor nutrition are key barriers to anti-retroviral therapy (ART) adherence. Culturally-appropriate and sustainable interventions that provide nutrition counseling for people on ART and of d...

    Authors: Kathryn P. Derose, Melissa Felician, Bing Han, Kartika Palar, Blanca Ramírez, Hugo Farías and Homero Martínez

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2015 1:21

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  5. The nutritional landscape of India is experiencing the fallout of urbanization and globalization. The changes are manifest in dietary patterns as well as health outcomes. The study aimed at assessing household...

    Authors: Archna Singh, Vidhu Gupta, Arpita Ghosh, Karen Lock and Suparna Ghosh-Jerath

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2015 1:22

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Malnutrition is a major health issue affecting children, women and adolescents globally and developing countries in particular. Adolescence is a time of enormous physiological, cognitive, and psychosocial chan...

    Authors: Molla Mesele Wassie, Azeb Atnafu Gete, Melkie Edris Yesuf, Getu Degu Alene, Adamu Belay and Tibebu Moges

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2015 1:20

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Food sources of nutrients in young children in China have been little investigated. The objective of this study was to understand feeding patterns of young children through an analysis of food sources of energ...

    Authors: Huan Wang, Liya Denney, Yingdong Zheng, Gerard Vinyes-Pares, Kathleen Reidy, Peiyu Wang and Yumei Zhang

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2015 1:19

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Slightly more than 5 % of the United States population heavily consumes ethanol, i.e., more than 14 drinks for men and 7 drinks for women a week. Chronic ethanol consumption can result in increased liver disea...

    Authors: Michael L. McCaskill, Henry T. Hottor, Muna Sapkota and Todd A. Wyatt

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2015 1:18

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  9. Excessive sodium intake is excreted through urine and could affect hydration status. This study aims to describe hydration status in adolescents and to assess the association between hydration status by free w...

    Authors: Carla Gonçalves, Sandra Abreu, Patrícia Padrão, Olívia Pinho, Pedro Graça, João Breda, Rute Santos and Pedro Moreira

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2015 1:17

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Understanding parents’ feeding control practices and their associations with various factors is useful for prevention of childhood obesity, an emerging problem in low- and middle-income countries. The aim of t...

    Authors: Loan Minh Do, Bo Eriksson, Toan Khanh Tran, Max Petzold and Henry Ascher

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2015 1:16

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  11. Surveys have indicated that 62 % of preschool-age Indian children suffer from sub-clinical vitamin A deficiency (VAD), with a threefold higher prevalence of severe forms of VAD among children from schedule cas...

    Authors: Víctor M. Aguayo, Nina Badgaiyan and Jee H. Rah

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2015 1:15

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  12. Pork provides key nutrients such as protein, thiamin and selenium, however fresh pork is not commonly included in the diets of Australian children, with processed pork preferred. Current dietary guidelines emp...

    Authors: Elizabeth P. Neale, Deborah J. Nolan-Clark and Karen E. Charlton

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2015 1:14

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  13. Malnutrition, polypharmacy and poor oral health are major concerns among older people living at home, and they contribute to disability and care dependency. This article describes the study protocol of the Nut...

    Authors: Miia Tiihonen, Kirsi Autonen-Honkonen, Riitta Ahonen, Kaija Komulainen, Liisa Suominen, Sirpa Hartikainen and Irma Nykänen

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2015 1:13

    Content type: Study protocol

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  14. Women in the reproductive age group are most vulnerable to malnutrition. Maternal and child undernutrition is the underlying cause of 3.5 million deaths each year and 11 % of the total global disease burden. A...

    Authors: Saba Abraham, Gebremeskel Miruts and Ashenafi Shumye

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2015 1:12

    Content type: Research article

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  15. From 2005 to 2010, the percentage of children dangerously thin (also called wasted) crossed the International Phase Classification Emergency Threshold, increasing from 8.4 to 10.9 %. As a result, Cambodia is n...

    Authors: Sophonneary Prak, Miriam Iuell Dahl, Joel Conkle, Sam Oeurn Un and Arnaud Laillou

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2015 1:10

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  16. Dietary self-care is a key element of self-management in type 2 diabetes. It is also the most difficult aspect of diabetes self-management. Adhering to long-term dietary goals and resisting immediate food desi...

    Authors: Victoria Whitelock, Arie Nouwen, Katrijn Houben, Olga van den Akker, Iraida Neira Miller, Parth Narendan, Miranda Rosenthal and Suzanne Higgs

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2015 1:11

    Content type: Study protocol

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  17. Rigorous and transparent systematic reviews are recognized internationally as a credible source for evidence of effectiveness. However, in the field of nutrition, despite attempts at developing consensus on ac...

    Authors: Rehana A Salam, Vivian Welch and Zulfiqar A Bhutta

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2015 1:9

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Medical nutrition therapy is the cornerstone of managing type 2 diabetes mellitus. Meals that are modified to suit diabetes should be culturally acceptable, retain palatability and conform to the energy requir...

    Authors: Arjuna Medagama and Heshan Widanapathirana

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2015 1:8

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  19. Observational studies suggest vitamin D deficiency may contribute to the risk of acute infections. We undertook a randomised controlled trial (RCT) of cholecalciferol supplementation as an intervention against...

    Authors: Steve Simpson Jr, Ingrid van der Mei, Niall Stewart, Leigh Blizzard, Prudence Tettey and Bruce Taylor

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2015 1:7

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  20. Hypertension is associated with increased risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, premature mortality, and disability. This rising prevalence of hypertension has been linked to insufficient dietary magn...

    Authors: Gerardo G Huitrón-Bravo, Edgar Denova-Gutiérrez, José de Jesús Garduño-García, Juan O Talavera, Benjamín Herreros and Jorge Salmerón

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2015 1:6

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Malnutrition and human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) are highly prevalent in Sub-Saharan Africa, and they are linked in a vicious cycle. Intestinal parasite co-infection ...

    Authors: Dereje Gedle, Baye Gelaw, Dagnachew Muluye and Molla Mesele

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2015 1:5

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Population-based studies have shown an association between health, food composition, and diets; therefore, data on the composition of traditional foods for meal planning, nutritional assessment, and clinical n...

    Authors: Ayesha S Al Dhaheri, Asila K Al Ma’awali, Louis C Laleye, Sidiga A Washi, Amjad H Jarrar, Fatima T Al Meqbaali, Maysm N Mohamad and Emad M Masuadi

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2015 1:4

    Content type: Research article

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  23. The regular intake of probiotics is alleged to help prevent or shorten the duration of common colds and gastrointestinal diseases. Previous clinical trials have shown protective effects in young children, whil...

    Authors: Carsten Schröder, Stefanie Schmidt, Edeltraut Garbe, Joachim Röhmel and Klaus Giersiepen

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2015 1:3

    Content type: Research article

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  24. The concept of food insecurity encompasses three dimensions. One of these dimensions, the access component of household food insecurity is measured through the use of the Household Food Insecurity Access Scale...

    Authors: Seifu Hagos Gebreyesus, Torleif Lunde, Damen H Mariam, Tasew Woldehanna and Bernt Lindtjørn

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2015 1:2

    Content type: Research article

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  25. This editorial accompanies the launch of BMC Nutrition, a new open access, peer-reviewed journal within the BMC series portfolio that considers articles on all aspects of nutritional sciences. BMC Nutrition will ...

    Authors: Catia Cornacchia, Maria Lorella Gianni’, Truls Raastad, Denis Roy, Ursula Schwab and Joseph Sharkey

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2015 1:1

    Content type: Editorial

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